May 25, 2012

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers. One single clue.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation -- and Yancey's a town that doesn't forget. She's returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart... but doesn't seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he's not the same guy she left behind.

Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.

Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nail biting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. Visit her website at

Bailey made some big mistakes in her teen years, and had hoped to leave it all in the past. She soon finds out that the residents of the small town where she grew up have not forgotten. She can't wait to leave town and vows to never look back.

As the danger gets closer, and the body count rises, Bailey is drawn into the mystery because of her expertise with Russian history and artifacts. With her aunt being one of the victims of murder, Bailey's heart is torn between doing what is easy and what is right.

Cole is also hurting, and he fights his attraction to Bailey. She hurt him once, and he won't let it happen again.  When danger lurks around his family and friends, Cole must finally face reality, and the truth is very difficult to admit, even to himself.

For a fast moving drama filled with faith, forgiveness and starting over, I highly recommend Submerged, the first book in the Alaska Courage series.  I will be watching for book two just as soon as it's available.

Disclosure: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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